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Sep
15
Fri
Hawk Weekend Festival Sept 15-17
Sep 15 @ 12:00 am – Sep 17 @ 12:00 am

Come and celebrate the fall bird migration with us! Hawk Weekend is the annual festival held by the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one of North America’s best places to experience the fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. There will be a variety of field trips, hikes, programs, and activities for all ages!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (final posted when registration opens June 1st)

Wed. Sept. 13th & Thurs. Sept. 14th

Pre-festival workshop “The Best of Hawk Ridge”

Friday, September 15th

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

Late afternoon/early evening: Birding and Natural History Train Trip on Lake Superior Mississippi Railroad

*Please note Friday dinner/speaker will not be held as part of the festival, due to separate gala event taking place on Friday, September 29th

Saturday, September 16th

Early morning: Birding Field Trips

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

Afternoon: Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Annual Meeting (Time TBA)

7pm: Evening Program (Guest Speaker TBA)

*Please note Saturday dinner/fundraiser will not be held as part of the festival, due to gala event taking place on Friday, September 29th

Sunday, September 17th

Early morning: Birding Field Trips

9am-4pm: Bird Migration & Programs at Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

If you have not visited Hawk Ridge, we recommend you reading our Visitor’s Guide 

Water, soda, and light snacks are available for purchase in our merchandise trailer. While we strive to have food trucks available at our event, we can’t guarantee lunch food for purchase. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive of Hawk Ridge.

Sep
29
Fri
Take Flight with Hawk Ridge – September 29 @ Pier B Resort
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!

Taking Flight with Hawk Ridge – Fundraising Gala

Friday, September 29, 2017

WHERE: Pier B Resort (http://www.pierbresort.com/) – room blocks available until August 28, 2017 – Click HERE for information about how to secure room reservation at Pier B

TIME: 5-9pm

Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient

You’re invited for a special fundraising gala event for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 5-9pm at the new Pier B Resort on the waterfront next to Bayfront Park!

Please join us for an important evening and enjoy delicious drinks & food, fun fundraiser events, live music, live birds, and entertaining speaker/storyteller/humorist, Al Batt.

The Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to Dr. Karen Stubenvoll, former Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory Board Chair, for her much
appreciated time, service, passion and dedication to the organization.

Ticket information coming soon! 

SPEAKER BIO
Al Batt of Hartland, Minnesota is a writer, speaker, storyteller and humorist. Al writes humor and nature columns for many newspapers and does regular radio shows about nature. He writes a number of popular cartoon strips that are syndicated nationally and is author of the book, “A Life Gone to the Birds.” He is a columnist for “Bird Watcher’s Digest” and writes for a number of magazines and books. He is a trustee of the American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines, Alaska. Al hosted TV shows for many years and speaks at various festivals, conferences and conventions all over the world. He has received the Ed Franey Conservation Media Award from the Izaak Walton League and the Thomas Sadler Roberts Award from the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union for lifetime contributions to birding. Al speaks to anyone who will listen. His mother thinks he is special.
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